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The game of life is not about some relative idea of perfection, but about unattainable perfection, transcendent perfection, absolute perfection—and that's what makes it so infuriating and fascinating and addicting. We take Jesus' statement literally that we are to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect, and we know, rationally speaking, that we will never even come close. And yet we cannot think of any better way to spend our days on this planet than to roam the beautiful fairways of life, trying to play the game as the designer intended it to be played, in freedom and joy.

Mark Galli is—in order of importance—an amateur golfer and senior managing editor of Christianity Today. He is also the author of Chaos and Grace: Discovering the Liberating Power of the Holy Spirit (Baker).

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In "SoulWork," Mark Galli brings news, Christian theology, and spiritual direction together to explore what it means to be formed spiritually in the image of Jesus Christ.
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Mark Galli is Editor of Christianity Today in Carol Stream, Illinois.
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